Chief of Party
- Post Date:March 1, 2022
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- Career Level ExecutiveQualification Master’s DegreeExperience 5-10 Years
CHIEF OF PARTY, USAID/Zimbabwe Maternal Neonatal, Child Health and Family Activity
Palladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 3,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.
Our Americas’ business team has brilliant and passionate colleagues working in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America as well as the Caribbean, fulfilling projects and assignments for clients from institutions, corporations, governments, and foundations based in the Americas. We have offices in Washington, DC, New York City, and Raleigh-Durham, NC.
Palladium is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded Zimbabwe Maternal, neonatal, and child health and family activity. This activity will contribute to the reduction of maternal mortality and
morbidity through increased access to comprehensive, voluntary family planning services to poor
and underserved populations in Zimbabwe. The suggested activity objectives are:
- To improve demand for and the availability of quality MNCH services
- To increase the use of MNCH services, targeting hard-to-reach populations
- To strengthen community systems and linkages for integrated MNCH services
- To improve Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) capacity for MNCH policy implementation
- To increase awareness of comprehensive, voluntary FP methods, particularly LAPM methods, among underserved women and men aged between 15 -49 years by 2028.
- To provide comprehensive voluntary and free FP services to women and men from poor and underserved communities through mobile clinical outreach nationwide and the private sector by 2028.
The COP will provide overall leadership and management of the project, including meeting the project’s technical objectives; managing financial resources, program staff, and partnering agreements; maintaining good working relationships with Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) officials and local partners; managing client reporting; and ensuring high-quality service delivery. In addition, the COP will represent Palladium and the project to USAID and all other stakeholders, including donors and the GoZ community.
This position is based in Harare, Zimbabwe, contingent upon funding availability and USAID approval.
Key Competencies Required:
- Providing overall leadership, strategic guidance, vision, and management to staff and the overall project team, including staff, consultants, and partner organizations.
- Providing overall technical and administrative leadership to the project implementation team, including development of strategies, budgets, work plans, MEL plans and reporting
- Serve as the project’s primary point of contact with USAID, other implementing partners, MOHCC, and other stakeholders; ensure alignment and harmonization with other programming where appropriate, including public/private sector partnerships.
- Ensure interventions reflect high technical quality and align with the project’s scope of work.
- Leading and managing staff professional development to build their capacity and strengthen competency and expertise.
- Overseeing budget implementation and financial management.
- Identify risk areas promptly and work to mitigate their impact by instituting systems that seek to minimize fraud, waste, and abuse.
- Serve as the main point of contact with Palladium Headquarters.
- Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned
Professional Expertise/Competencies Preferred:
- Master’s Degree or higher in health, social sciences, international development, or a related field.
- Extensive project management experience, including experience leading complex multimillion-dollar donor funded health programs (USAID preferred); including the administrative, procurement, hiring and recruitment, financial and logistical aspects of project implementation.
- At least 5 years of experience working in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs). Experience in Zimbabwe preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with USAID or other donor planning and reporting systems, operations, programming, and structure.
- Demonstrated experience coordinating and collaborating with stakeholders including government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies.
- Familiarity with USG rules and regulations and sub award compliance.
- Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skills and ability to anticipate, respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands.
- Attention to detail and ability to perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities effectively and efficiently often within a required timeframe.
- Fluency in English is required
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